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  • May 30, 2022

 

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  • May 23, 2022

 

Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland opens state-of-the-art playground

Facility in Memorial Park the first of its kind in Canada

 

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
The municipality of Summerland has received federal and provincial funding for the next two phases of the Giant’s Head Mountain Trails Redevelopment project. (Photo by Jack Liu)

$1.68M in trail improvements coming to Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland

Giant’s Head Mountain, a dormant volcano, is very popular for hiking and biking

The municipality of Summerland has received federal and provincial funding for the next two phases of the Giant’s Head Mountain Trails Redevelopment project. (Photo by Jack Liu)
Design drawings for a new Enderby outdoor pool. (City of Enderby)

Grants buoy new Enderby and Vernon pools

New Peanut Pool with spray park, Enderby pool with lazy river, hot tub

Design drawings for a new Enderby outdoor pool. (City of Enderby)
A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Coldstream, rural areas bow out of Vernon’s active living centre project

Coldstream and RDNO electoral area directors have declined an invitation to participate in the project

A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Trio taken to hospital after canoes capsize on Okanagan Lake

Incident happened in Vernon near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

The City of Salmon Arm will be using $95,000 from a recreation maintenance reserve to replace leaky a portion of roof at the SASCU Recreation Centre. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Leaking portion of roof to be replaced at Salmon Arm recreation centre

City council supports using $95,000 from rec centre major maintenance reserve

The City of Salmon Arm will be using $95,000 from a recreation maintenance reserve to replace leaky a portion of roof at the SASCU Recreation Centre. (City of Salmon Arm image)
A song and drumming began a ceremony at the Shaw Centre’s Spectator Arena in Salmon Arm March 20 to celebrate the Secwépemc flag, now in place with the other flags in the arena. Honouring the flag took place during the opening ceremonies of the BC Tier2 U13 championships running until March 23. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Ceremony celebrates Secwépemc flag in Salmon Arm’s Shaw Centre arena

Flag honoured by teams in Tier2 U13 provincial championships taking place through March 23

A song and drumming began a ceremony at the Shaw Centre’s Spectator Arena in Salmon Arm March 20 to celebrate the Secwépemc flag, now in place with the other flags in the arena. Honouring the flag took place during the opening ceremonies of the BC Tier2 U13 championships running until March 23. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)

Summerland council picks site for new pool

Preferred location in front of arena and curling club

An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon piecing together Kin Race Track plan

Test fit results conducted by staff presented to council; parking remains an issue

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon’s Sareena Nickoli, owner-operator of Soul Studio on 43rd Avenue, has been named runner-up in the nationwide Canada Post 2021 Tales of Triumph contest in the Offline to Online category. (Instagram photo)

Canada Post shows soul for Vernon studio

Soul Studio named runner-up in Canadawide Offline to Online Tales of Triumph contest

Vernon’s Sareena Nickoli, owner-operator of Soul Studio on 43rd Avenue, has been named runner-up in the nationwide Canada Post 2021 Tales of Triumph contest in the Offline to Online category. (Instagram photo)
View above Merritt of flooding on Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook)

City of Salmon Arm adds pool passes to supplies for evacuees

Mayor expresses appreciation for Salmon Arm’s reception centre staff and volunteers

View above Merritt of flooding on Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook)
Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)

Public ideas sought for new Vernon park

City creates survey to hear from residents about what they’d like for new park at Kin Race Track site

Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)
A converted shipping container will soon store the Sicamous Eagles’ wet gear after away games. The shipping container will be placed beside the ‘Eagles’ Nest’ dormitory, behind the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Safety order prohibits Sicamous Eagles from storing gear after hours at rec centre

Anonymous donor steps up with funding for drying and storage alternative

A converted shipping container will soon store the Sicamous Eagles’ wet gear after away games. The shipping container will be placed beside the ‘Eagles’ Nest’ dormitory, behind the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9. (District of Sicamous image)

Activities for people of all ages, and even dogs, available in Sicamous this fall

District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9

The District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9. (District of Sicamous image)
SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm has again been selected to host two programs to help older adults become more physically active. (Black Press file photo)

SASCU Rec Centre in Salmon Arm selected to host seniors’ fitness programs

Free Choose to Move program begins in September, ActivAge in October

SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm has again been selected to host two programs to help older adults become more physically active. (Black Press file photo)
The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)

Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm to be open for walkers July 31 to escape smoke

Centre is also open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but not Monday, Aug. 2

The Shaw Centre will be open for walkers above the Spectator arena on Saturday, July 31 to provide relief from the wildfire smoke. (File photo)
Swimmers dive under the water. (File photo)

Looking to keep cool? Try the Salmon Arm pool

Pool’s capacity increasing now that COVID-19 restrictions being eased

Swimmers dive under the water. (File photo)